Spill the Beans

We Celebrate National Coffee Day in Kansas City



 

  Kansas Citians love their coffee, and there’s no reason not to be a locavore when it comes to your latte.

  If you crave small-batch coffee roasters, Oddly Correct delivers an intriguing blend of beans.

  Second Best Coffee turns creating an espresso into an art form, and Parisi has bean-roasting profiles that have the power to turn a bad Monday morning around. 

  The major player in the Kanas City caffeine game is the Roasterie. For more than two decades the Roasterie has been the bean king, and if you don’t have time for a café visit, you can find the coffee at almost any KC grocery store.


  Move over pumpkin, sweet potato is having a moment.

 

  Pilgrim Coffee's "Autumn Spice" latte may be impressive enough that it might win over even the most loyal pumpkin spice groupies. 

  Mary Tollie, co-owner of Pilgrim Coffee in Overland Park, says what the sweet potato brings to the coffee experience is that its sweetness is already inherent in the vegetable so there’s no need for the sugar infusion that’s required to make a pumpkin latte
palatable.

  Sam Kasper, the creator of the Pilgrim’s “Autumn Spice” latte, says the drink is made by pureeing cooked sweet potatoes that have been basted in cinnamon and brown sugar and then reducing it into a sublime syrup that makes the coffee beans sing.